It's Monday! What did I do all weekend you ask?! Clean the garage. fun. Oh and we put final touches on our super hero costumes for tonight!
After all the cleaning I decided to beautify another room in my home that has been neglected.
We rent a beautiful flat from my in-laws which was built in1937. Certain aspects have charm (arched doorways, wood floors & high ceilings) but certain things bug me.
The kitchen is one of those 'bug me' rooms, it's sort of a...creamy/peach bland combo that really needs an overhaul. The doors don't stay closed anymore and the linoleum floors are yucky.
The scallop edges are a little cutesy but fun.. I'm learning to embrace it! I changed the cabinet pulls a year ago to a bold maroon color. Working with that I starting shopping for rugs. Our kitchen is small but we still spend a lot of time together as a family. I find that it's making the room more cozy. Will I regret this?
|I found this rug a few weeks ago on a super fab Safavieh sale on One King's Lane. It's bright, its bold and dark enough to hide stains! It was only $230 so I figured if it gets trashed I can replace it?! Am I nuts?|
My Inspiration Kitchens
|This kitchen reminded me of our kitchen; simple white cabinets, tile counter tops. I love that they added the ethnic print rug and lightened the room up by removing the upper cabinet doors & painting the inside a dark color. Ohh... I should do that!|
|Again, a beautiful vintage rug, much brighter and bold than the rest of the kitchen.|
|The rug becomes the focal point.|
|Oh la la, Carrera marble island, dark wood floors- yes please!|
|Clean and Simple, the yellow stool is a great color accent!|
So we'll give this a try and see how long it takes to get ruined with little people and their crumbs. I'm working on some window treatments and will post pics as I progress.